HC Deb 21 May 2002 vol 386 c222W
Mr. Laws

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans he has to change the designation of Bristol airport so that the extra costs of policing the airport since 11 September 2001 are met by the airport authorities rather than Avon and Somerset police; and if he will make a statement. [56536]

Mr. Jamieson

I have no plans to designate Bristol airport at present. My Department is currently reviewing its policy on designation, specifically as regards what criteria to use to decide whether an airport should be designated where the airport operator and police authority are unable to agree.